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Student body president may face impeachment charge

Following the student body president’s racist and sexist Instagram posts, impeachment charges may be brought to review by next week. Organizers received the last signatures needed for the impeachment process to begin.
Alissa Guerrero, international relations senior, said she was upset with student body President Connor Clegg’s threats to defund The University Star, and decided to attempt to start the process of impeachment with help from Student Government senators and Graduate House of Representatives.
Working with the Pan African Action Committee, Guerrero was able to begin the impeachment process by meeting with student senators and representatives after researching the Student Government constitution, in order to build her case against Clegg.
Student body Vice President Jackie Merritt said she has not heard confirmation from Texas State officials that charges have been made officially.
“Everything that I have been told regarding impeachment has just been circulated on social media, no senators have drafted any official legislation pertaining to impeachment,” Merritt said.
Guerrero and members of PAAC attended the graduate house meeting Friday night in order to secure the final signatures needed to bring impeachment charges against Clegg to review.
Margarita M. Arellano, associate vice president and Dean of Students, said students must initiate the process.
“Student Government is a legislative body, it was elected by the students, represents the students, they are the voice of the students,” Arellano said.
Arellano said that Clegg had not committed what the university would define as a student conduct violation, and therefore the Dean of Student’s office would not be conducting an investigation.
In response to recent events, Student Government announced a public forum from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Feb. 5, in the LBJ teaching theater, in which senators and students can interact to discuss pressing issues.

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